Very high energy gamma rays from the direction of Sagittarius A


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Aharonian F., Akhperjanian A., Aye K., Bazer-Bachi A., Beilicke M., Benbow W., ...Daha Fazla

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, cilt.425, sa.1, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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We report the detection of a point-like source of very high energy (VHE) gamma-rays coincident within 1' of Sgr A* obtained with the HESS array of Cherenkov telescopes. The gamma-rays exhibit a power-law energy spectrum with a spectral index of -2.2+/-0.09+/-0.15 and a flux above the 165 GeV threshold of (1.82+/-0.22)x10(-7) m(-2) s(-1). The measured flux and spectrum differ substantially from recent results reported in particular by the CANGAROO collaboration.